Laura Handler Speaks at International Construction Conference
Last week Laura Handler, our Director of Virtual Design and Construction, joined Luciana Burdi a Project Manager at DCAM in teaching for a day at the Associated Schools of Construction 46th Annual International Conference. The program was divided into two sessions:
Session 1: BIM, Project Planning and Coordination
A discussion of concepts and potential use cases for BIM, pulling from specific industry and academic projects. Special attention was given to BIM Execution Planning, as it provides a good framework for teaching BIM and including academia in the development of BIM practice. The discussion also included skillsets Construction Management students will need upon graduation for working in the industry, both while its under the current transformations and after.
Session 2: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
The basic concepts of IPD were outlined and then discussed within the context of both public and private approaches to implementation of this new contract form and process. Special attention was paid to the use of BIM in IPD.